Tektronix PPG1251

1 Channel Programmable Pattern Generator 12.5 Gb/s

Model: Tektronix PPG1251
Description: 1 Channel Programmable Pattern Generator 12.5 Gb/s
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The Tektronix PPG1251 PatternPro® programmable pattern generator provides pattern generation for high-speed Datacom testing.

Key performance specifications

  • 800 Mb/s to 12.5 Gb/s data rate range
  • 250 mV to 2.0 V output amplitude
  • -2.0 V to 3.0 V offset window
  • 35% to 65% programmable crossing point

Key features

  • Programmable data rate, amplitude, offset, and crossing point
  • Differential data, pattern trigger, clock/n, and full rate clock outputs
  • Integrated programmable clock source
  • PRBS and user defined patterns
  • Option PPG1251 JIT includes SJ, PJ, and RJ insertion
  • Front panel touch screen GUI and USB computer control


  • High Speed Serial data testing
  • Semiconductor & component testing
  • R&D design verification

Product description

The Tektronix PPG1251 is a fully programmable instrument with an integrated clock source. This pattern generator features high-performance DC coupled limiting amplifiers that result in accurate, fast rise time data signals. Option PPG1251 JIT adds built-in impairments, including SJ, PJ, and RJ insertion.

Tektronix PPG1251 Product Overview